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Old English Gingerbread

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Introduction

Classic English favourite. A beautifully dense cake. Good by itself; as a pudding with vanilla ice-cream; or even toasted and buttered at tea time! Perfect.

Classic English favourite. A beautifully dense cake. Good by itself; as a pudding with vanilla ice-cream; or even toasted and buttered at tea time! Perfect.

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups
  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 5 teaspoons ground ginger (between 4 and 5 teaspoons, depends on personal preference)
  • 1 pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 grams soft brown sugar
  • 150 millilitres milk
  • 100 grams butter (or margarine)
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams black treacle
  • 7⅞ ounces all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons ground ginger (between 4 and 5 teaspoons, depends on personal preference)
  • 1 pinch of baking soda
  • 3½ ounces soft brown sugar
  • 5 fluid ounce milk
  • 3½ ounces butter (or margarine)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3½ ounces black molasses

Method

Old English Gingerbread is a community recipe submitted by porridge and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Oven setting: 150 ºC/ 300 ºF/ Gas Mark 2 Preheat oven and grease 450g loaf tin
  • Sift together the flour, ginger, bicarbonate of soda and sugar
  • Warm the milk and dissolve the butter/marg in it. DO NOT BOIL.
  • Beat the eggs Add the beaten eggs and treacle to the dry ingredients. Add the milk and butter mixture. Beat well. The mixture should be really runny.
  • Pour into prepared tin and bake for 35minutes. Then lower the heat to a very cool (130oC/ 275 ºF/ Gas Mark 1/2-1) for 25minutes.
  • Oven setting: 150 ºC/ 300 ºF/ Gas Mark 2 Preheat oven and grease 450g loaf tin
  • Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda and sugar
  • Warm the milk and dissolve the butter/marg in it. DO NOT BOIL.
  • Beat the eggs Add the beaten eggs and treacle to the dry ingredients. Add the milk and butter mixture. Beat well. The mixture should be really runny.
  • Pour into prepared tin and bake for 35minutes. Then lower the heat to a very cool (130oC/ 275 ºF/ Gas Mark 1/2-1) for 25minutes.
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